See the Treacherous Road Conditions All Around Northern California

It’s been a dangerous week of travel in Northern California. Multiple roadways saw closures in the past two days from snow, flooding and mudslides.

On Friday morning, following a polar vortex that saw temperatures drop significantly, it seems many of the flooding concerns have been mitigated. But those cold temperatures brought with them snow and dicey road conditions.

Let’s take a look at NorCal through CalTrans webcams to see what the roads look like in their treacherous conditions:

Tahoe – Interstate 80

I-80 remains closed due to whiteout conditions and heavy winds. There is no timetable for its reopening as the storm is expected to continue through Sunday. Here is what it looks like Friday morning:

Tahoe – Highway 50

Meanwhile, on the south side of Tahoe, Highway 50 has seen its share of closures. Avalanche control has been and will be occurring throughout the week, stopping traffic periodically. While you can currently drive on the road (chains required), it’s still pretty rough:

Mount Shasta Area

Mount Shasta isn’t the vicious winter wonderland that you’ll see in the lower Sierra Nevada, but it’s certainly seen its share of weather:


The area around Lassen Volcanic National Park has seen some of the most snow in all of NorCal this winter. With the park in full winter mode, be sure to have your four-wheel-drive ready to go if you want to head into this area (note: the camera of the northwest entrance of the park was currently unavailable):

Williams – Interstate 5 and Highway 20

Interstate 5 near Williams was completely flooded yesterday, forcing it to close for five hours. on Friday morning, the flooding had subsided and the freeway looked good to drive on again:

Unfortunately, Highway 20 didn’t have the same outcome. It remains closed:

Highway 299 - Weaverville to Humboldt

There has been plenty of snowfall in the mountains of Trinity and Humboldt Counties this week, but Highway 299 is currently open with no chain controls:

Calaveras County – State Route 26

SR-26 was hit hard with mudslides on Thursday and the road will remain closed indefinitely:

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